Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Walleye fishing report

The river is really close to normal conditions for the first time since the end of April.  The walleyes are in summer patterns so fishing for them with the following techniques will put walleyes into your boat.  

At this time of year the best patterns are dragging jigs, trolling cranks, pitching buck tail jigs, casting cranks to wing dams and throwing jig crawlers at the wing dams.  Lots of choices there you just have to go out and put them to the test each day to find out which one is most productive.  

On both Saturday and Monday we stuck to dragging jigs and pulling cranks to put fish into the box.  Saurday I had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with Tim and his two sons Jackson, and Elliot.  We caught fish with  both techniques but on this date dragging jigs definitely was the big producer for the box. It was a great time in the boat gentlemen and I look forward to another day with you on the Mississippi River. 

Monday I met Brian, and his two grandsons Blake and Brian at Everett's resort.  We started out pulling the rig this morning and it was a great choice to start out the day.  We had several walleyes on our first troll through an area that the water depth ranged from 4 to 8 feet.  Chartreuse colored lures seemed to be the choice the walleyes wanted this morning.   

We then did a little dragging jigs, a technique that is very productive in the summer months for producing walleyes to the boat.  Once you get this technique figured out it will be the easiest way to fish on the river when the flow warrants you to do so.   Blake, Brian, and Brian is was a great time on the water with you gentlemen and you youngsters are very well behaved and I'm looking forward to another day with you on the river.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!

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